Handcuffed Man Shot And Killed In Cop Car – Police Say It Was Suicide (VIDEO)

It was during the politically sanctioned “law and order” phase of our government when Nixon, Reagan, and Bush (1) touted the “war on crime” mantra that many cops were never charged  for incidents such as this one even after internal investigations. Most officers that did go before a grand jury or judge  obtained acquittals of… More Handcuffed Man Shot And Killed In Cop Car – Police Say It Was Suicide (VIDEO)

Alabama Judge Rebukes Private Correctional Company For Running ‘Debtors Prison’

I can’t believe that in these economic times for middle class and low income workers, that this exists at all.  Are we in France during the 16th century as in… Les Misrables? Think Progress In 2010, four residents of Harpersville, Alabama filed suit against several local officials and private prison company Judicial Corrections Services, alleging that they were… More Alabama Judge Rebukes Private Correctional Company For Running ‘Debtors Prison’

AZ review shows private prisons cost more. So legislature ends the study.

This is typical of GOP deception.  If it doesn’t fit the narrative, quash it, deny it or ignore it. Daily Kos If you’re a state hellbent on turning corrections over to the for-profit prison industry, what do you do when an annual survey shows that private jails are often more expensive than the old fashioned… More AZ review shows private prisons cost more. So legislature ends the study.

Private Prison Charges Inmates $5 A Minute For Phone Calls While They Work For $1 A Day

I understand that corporations exist to make profits, but at least pay your “employees” enough to pay for things that you charge them. Five days of work gives them enough for a one minute phone call.  That’s absurd.  Essentially, the inmates are slaves, based upon that calculation. Think Progress Last year the Corrections Corporation of America(CCA),… More Private Prison Charges Inmates $5 A Minute For Phone Calls While They Work For $1 A Day

Sheriff Arpaio’s misspent jail funds could exceed $100M

Arizona Daily Star Maricopa County Manager David Smith expects the amount of jail funds inappropriately spent by Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office to exceed $100 million. Smith says in a letter Monday to federal prosecutors that the current $99.5 million total of misspending over eight years is likely to increase as the final six months of… More Sheriff Arpaio’s misspent jail funds could exceed $100M

Man loses his job after Chase bank has him arrested for cashing their own check

If this story doesn’t make you angry, then nothing can make you angry… Crooks & Liars Lynda Bryon at KING-5 News in Seattle has the story, ably summed up at The Consumerist: Ikenna [Njoku], a 28-year old construction worker, went to deposit a $8,463.21 Chase cashier’s check at his local Chase branch, only for the teller to… More Man loses his job after Chase bank has him arrested for cashing their own check

Private Prisons Spend Millions On Lobbying To Put More People In Jail

One can say that today, all the posts on TFC  have something in common: reporting on corporate malfeasance aided by political and judicial collusion. Think Progress Yesterday, the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) released a report chronicling the political strategies of private prison companies “working to make money through harsh policies and longer sentences.” The report’s authors note… More Private Prisons Spend Millions On Lobbying To Put More People In Jail